State Fair of Texas


Since its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. As a non-profit organization, the Fair serves as an advocate for the community through its commitment to preserving Fair Park and continuing to build upon its legacy as a National Historic Landmark. At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest.

State Fair Events

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Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Tue - Oct 16

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Presented for the first time west of the Mississippi River, this landmark exhibition uses objects from museum collections and archaeological excavations to examine through the lens of Jefferson's...

Daily through Dec 31

African American Museum - State Fair Grounds

State Fair Showdown - Texas Southern vs. Southern University
Sat - Oct 20

State Fair Showdown - Texas Southern vs. Southern University

In its inaugural year, the Jaguars of Southern University and Tigers from Texas Southern University will travel to Dallas for the State Fair Football Showdown. The third weekend in October will...

Cotton Bowl Stadium

Experience the State Fair of Texas

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Where to Drink at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

Get to your beer break quickly with our guide to the fair's best drinking holes.

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Auto Shows and Auctions in Dallas

Five events to put on any car enthusiast's calendar.

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Latin Artists Performing at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

The hottest in Latino live entertainment on the country's biggest stage!

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31 Things to Do in Dallas This October

Cooler weather makes fall in Dallas the best time of the year to visit. Make this month one to remember!

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Live Music at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

Come for the corny dogs, stay for the music.

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What to do this Fall in Dallas

Bundle up in your favorite sweater and grab a pumpkin-spiced latte – Fall has finally arrived!

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